Top Ten Animals With the Most Painful Sting/Bite

I defanetly don't wanna get stung or bitten by these

The Top Ten

1 Bullet Ant

This shouldn't be up here. It’s really painful, but nothing compared to some of the other animals on this list, such as the rattlesnake, gila lizard, king cobra, platypus, irukandji, box jellyfish or stonefish.

Ever imagined how painful it is being shot,well that's the bullet ant for ya - Nateawesomeness

It’s named the bullet ant because it’s sting feels like getting shot by a bullet, no joke.
It’s more than 100x more painful than a honeybee sting and causes extreme pain.

It’s known to contain poneratoxin, which causes hallucinations and blocks the synaptic transmission of the central nervous system and cause uncontrollable shaking, muscle spasms, cramps, and ongoing unbearable pain.
Schmidt described it as a pure intense brilliant pain, like walking over flaming charcoal with a 3” nail embedded in your heel.

Painful, and not only that, there’s a tribe in Brazil that wears woven gloves with like 300 bullet ants, and the kids must wear them 20X for 10 minutes and dance while experiencing the onbuilding pain that lasts for 24 hours (yes I said that, 24 hours, which is why it’s also known as the 24 hour ant) without crying or screaming, to become warriors, which seems impossible to achieve.
Imagine that.

However it’s no longer the most ...more - Gregory

2 Box Jellyfish Box Jellyfish Box jellyfish are cnidarian invertebrates distinguished by their cube-shaped medusae. Some species of box jellyfish produce extremely potent venom: Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi and Malo kingi.

It’s the most venomous animal at sea and has a sting so painful that victims want nurses to kill them to escape the unimaginable pain.
Not to mention it causes all sorts of problems, including those of the heart, that this is really also deadly. - Gregory

I was almost stung by one in the beach! I was 3 feet away from it! and I didn't know at all! - Nateawesomeness

3 Rattlesnake Rattlesnake

While the bite of this is known to be dangerous, cause damage and even death, it’s known to be so painful that victims described it as having a blowtorch burn the inside of them and their flesh or being branded with hot pokers, and that the pain for many survivors lasted for 3 days straight before subsiding. - Gregory

I suppose all snakes are painful,but defanetly this one - Nateawesomeness

4 Scorpion
5 Tarantula Wasp

Luckily it's rare to be stung - Nateawesomeness

6 Stingrays

This was what killed Steve Irwin.
A stingray through the heart.

7 Black Widow

Warning,major cramps - Nateawesomeness

8 Gila Lizard

Nobody heard it,well I have - Nateawesomeness

9 Paper Wasp

Yup a wasp,and I really hate wasps! - Nateawesomeness

10 Stonefish Stonefish Synanceia is a genus of fish of the family Synanceiidae, the stonefishes, whose members are venomous, dangerous, and even fatal to humans. It is one of the most venomous fish known. They are found in the coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific.

The most venomous fish in the world, it’s sting has been described by survivors as pins and needles at first, then developing the worst cramps ever, and then getting stabbed with a white hot needle deep into their flesh and getting sledgehammered and their kidneys kicked.

Victims say they want their bitten arms or legs amputated because the pain’s so bad.
Not to mention these are actually extremely dangerous in that their venom also causes irregular heartbeats, seizures, paralysis, low blood pressure, sweating, dehydration, hallucinations, cardiac arrest, and even death.

These are known to survive even in beaches and camouflage with anything, and when victims come close, these ambush and attack their victims in a single flash.

Scary right? - Gregory

It’s said people who got stung by this vomit and want their affected areas cut off because of the unbearable pain.

This should really be top.
It's sting is incredibly painful, and will put you into shock and kill you.

Nature says it's among the most painful stinging animals, At first, it's not bad, but then it progresses over time and becomes unbearably ridiculous pain.
There are rituals where a person acts out like the victim, screaming in agony, and falling to "death", as a way to warn people who haven't gotten stung.

U wouldn't ever want to get stung by those, also, they're camouflaged, so u can't see them until it's too late, and they're the most poisonous fish in the world, so they can kill you.

The Contenders

11 Platypus Platypus The platypus, also known as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania.

It has a spur on its ankle that delivers venom, and while it’s not known to cause deaths or significant damage in humans, it’s sting is known to be so painful that victims can hardly describe it and are incapacitated, yet it lasts for hours, to days and weeks, possibly even months. - Gregory

12 Executioner Wasp

For years, the bullet ant was the top of the insect stings, yet they’re still used in the initiation rituals for manhood for boys wearing gloves with hundreds 20X.

But this is truly a whole different level of stings and pain.

After YouTube wildlife star Coyote Peterson Stung himself with it in his grand finale, he said it dethroned the bullet ant and was burning, searing, throbbing, and screaming pain.
He compared it ripping flesh off your body (which sounds coincidental as that was an ancient form of execution and this is named the executioner wasp).

His reactions were haunting and unlike any from a sting he experienced before.
Yet he chose to post the video near the end of 2018 since he wanted to post his video of the Japanese giant hornet as they were most active in November, and wanted to save the most painful for last.

He got nicked for only a 5th of a second by this (where as the bullet ant punched him for a good 5 whole seconds and the giant ...more - Gregory

Most painful insect sting ever! even worse then a bullet ants sting!

Just today, Coyote Peterson released his long-awaited video where he was stung by this beast. My. God. His reaction was genuinely haunting. When I first watched it, it legitimately sent CHILLS down my spine. I’ve never seen him react so badly to a sting before. This needs to be #1 NOW. It unseated the Bullet Ant as the King of Sting.

13 Fire Ants

How is this up here?
Whoever has this high on the list got stung by not 1, but a swarm of fire ants.
A single sting is not very painful, yet is isolated.
Schmidt gave it a 1.2 and described it as sharp, sudden, mildly alarming, like walking across a shag carpet and reaching for the light switch.
Yet that description only goes for 1, ONE fire ant sting.
A swarm totally makes pain and other effects so much worse. - Gregory

14 Irukandji Jellyfish

These things are no bigger than a centimeter on tip and their stings are initially barely noticed, like mosquito bites, but then 20-30 minutes later, the true pain sets in and it starts isolated and radiates all across the body and serious muscle cramps, headaches, stomach aches, fever, vomiting, heart palpitations, heart problems, poor blood pressure, and such add to the trauma of the sting.

Not to mention a sense of impending doom.

Victims who are stung said they want the nurses to kill them and that they feel the pain even when unconscious, which happens, and that no pain killers (not even morphine) will help.
Survivors must ride it out.

Yet the pain typically lasts anywhere from a day to a week or 2, and is something survivors will never, ever forget.

Fun fact: a woman who got stung by it compared the pain to her experience with labor especially with the contractions. - Gregory

15 Black Mamba Black Mamba The black mamba is a species of extremely venomous snake, a member of the family Elapidae native to parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

It’s said to cause full body burning pain after a bit that only builds up.
Have you ever been inside a fire and had fire inside you at the same time.
Well that’s what you feel like after a bite from this. - Gregory

16 Brazilian Wandering Spiders Brazilian Wandering Spiders

Deadliest spider of all time, with such a painful bite, and trip to the ER and likely death. - Gregory

17 Australian Funnel Web Spiders

I don't live in Australia, nor have I ever been there, but I read these are scary looking, fast moving, and aggressive spiders that are extremely hard to kill and have extremely painful bites that victims compared to the sting of a man-o-war and cause uncontrollable drooling, vomiting, paralysis, and even death if no treatment is given.
They compete with the Brazilian wandering spiders for deadliest spiders in the world. - Gregory

18 Velvet Wasp

This seems to be about the large kind, known as the cow killer (though no cow has ever been known to have been killed or killed themselves) which Schmidt gave it a 3 and described it as explosive and long lasting, like hot oil from the deep fryer spilling all over your entire hand.

Yet YouTube wildlife star Coyote Peterson stung himself with it (which made him famous and his video the most viewed and famous on his channel Brave Wilderness) said it was much worse than a sting from a harvester ant, but nothing like that of the tarantula hawk, meaning this would actually get a 3.5 out of 4. - Gregory

19 Wasp

There are so many types of wasps, from cicada killers, to yellow jackets, hornets, velvet wasps, and even paper wasps.
Now they're more aggressive the bees and have smooth stingers and will sting repeatedly if provoked.
This is especially true for yellow jackets, which have gotten a bad reputation for that.

Luckily, Schmidt gave these rankings and descriptions to these wasps:

The club horned wasp: 0.5 “Disappointing. A paper clip falls on your bare foot”.

Potter wasp: 0.5 “Looks deceive, rich and full bodied in appearance, but flavorless”.

Water-walking wasp: 1 “Clever, but trivial? A little like magic in which you cannot quite figure out the difference between pain and illusion”.

Mud dauber: 1 "Sharp with a flare of heat. Jalapeno cheese when you were expecting Havarti".

Little wasp: 1 “A slender cactus spine brushed against a buffalo wing before it poked your arm”.

Little white velvet wasp: 1 ...more - Gregory

20 Hobo Spider

Rarely deadly, but a bit is pretty nasty, causing pain and even necrosis on the spot.
It’s something you do not wanna mess with. - Gregory

21 Brown Recluse Brown Recluse

Like the hobo spider, it’s bite delivers venom leading to necrosis.
Some people have died after a bite from this. - Gregory

22 Bee Bee

The most familiar stinging insect.

We often encounter these in our childhood and got stung by them.

It’s a tale to tell and a memory we fear.

But Justin Schmidt gave these bees unique and colorful descriptions.

Schmidt gave rankings and descriptions for the following bees:

Triepolis sp. (a type of parasitic bee): 0.5 “Did I just imagine that? A little scratch that dances with a tickle”.

Anthophorid bee: 1 “Almost pleasant. A lover just bit your earlobe a little too hard”.

Sweat bees: 1 “Light and ephemeral, almost fruity. A tiny spark has singed a single hair on your arm”.

Cactus bee: 1 “A skewering message: get lost. Surprising because you did not touch a cactus spine until you realize it’s from a bee”.

Cuckoo bee: 1 “Touch of fear unrealized. Oh and I wanted to show you how brave I was”.

Giant sweat bee: 1.5 “Size matters, but isn't everything. A silver tablespoon drops squarely onto your ...more - Gregory

23 Giant Desert Centipede Giant Desert Centipede

More painful then a bullet ant sting look it up!

It’s 20 cm in length and is found in the Sonoran desert.

YouTube wildlife star Coyote Peterson conquered his worst fear with the giant desert centipede, and let it bite him in the name of science.

It was known to be more painful than the bite of a rattlesnake, and unluckily for Coyote, it was so bad that he gave up production after a bite and used a tourniquet for the 1st time ever.

He described the pain as “searing, as if someone’s taken a hot poker and shoved it into his forearm”, and said “it just absolutely eclipses any insect sting ever taken (at the time), it makes the bullet ant feel like a bee sting”.

Yet several hours later, he had to go see a doctor.
The pain lasted 30 hours.

At the time, he considered it to be the worst pain of his life, surpassing that of his accidental bite from the gila lizard (though because he only got a tiny dose from a blink of an eye bite whereas most victims get latched for 10 minutes by them), and ...more - Gregory

24 Inland Taipan Inland Taipan The Inland Taipan, is a venomous snake of the taipan genus commonly found in semi-arid regions of central east Australia. The inland taipan is not just a venomous snake it's considered the most venomous snake in the world by many people. When compared drop for drop and based on the median lethal dose more.

It’s reputed to have a very powerful bite with nasty effects.
No one wants to mess around with any venomous snakes, including this. - Gregory

25 King Cobra King Cobra The king cobra is an elapid found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia. more.

Most venomous snake, a single bite contains enough venom to kill 20 people or 2 adult elephants.

Also to tell the bite’s extremely painful as well.
Excruciating. - Gregory

26 Coastal Taipan
27 Coral Snake Coral Snake

Remember that often the most colorful creatures are the most dangerous, and this snake’s no exception.
A single bite is known to be powerful and even deadly, yet also painful, with nasty effects in the aftermath.

Yet the non-venormous false coral snake uses its color to ward predators off. - Gregory

28 Eastern Brown Snake
29 Six-Eyed Sand Spider Six-Eyed Sand Spider
30 Amazonian Giant Centipede

It grows to 30 cm, which is almost 12” or a foot.

Yet if the giant desert centipede’s bite was so bad that it makes a bullet ant(which is named because it feels like a gunshot) sting feel like a bee sting, which is more than 100X less painful than a bullet ant’s, then this would put the giant desert centipede to shame.

This would feel 5-6x worse than the giant desert centipede bite and make a bullet ant’s sting feel like a fire ant sting, which is 5X less painful than a honeybee sting.

YouTube wildlife star Coyote Peterson bit himself (unexpectedly twice) with the giant desert centipede and declared the bites the worst he’s ever experienced and he was at the point of crying and almost vomited from the pain.

If he let this bite him, he’d likely be punching the ground for the first few minutes and actually vomit and do it repeatedly, and then pass out from the pain.

If the giant desert centipede’s bite felt like a hot poker shoved into ...more - Gregory

31 Flannel Moth Caterpillar

These caterpillars are unique and have many names.

On the OSA Peninsula it’s known as the fire caterpillar (due to its sting), other names include the flannel moth caterpillar, the puss caterpillar (due to its cat-like appearance), furry puss, Italian asp (in Italy), asp, woolly slug, opossum bug, puss moth, puss moth caterpillar, tree asp, and asp caterpillar.

But don't let there cuddly looks fool you, because these caterpillars have urticating hairs, which would cause severe irritation from contact (depending on how many hairs you touched) and have venomous spines, which inflict stings that are known to be extremely painful, and described as breaking your bones while getting burned at the same time, yet the pain radiates throughout a large area, and sometimes your whole body.

It’s been known to surpass any wasp, ant, scorpion, the worst bite of a centipede, lizard, the nastiest snakes, fire coral sting, platypus, and even jellyfish, and likely also the ...more - Gregory

32 Giant Water Bug (Belostomatidae) Giant Water Bug (Belostomatidae)

Also known as alligator ticks, or commonly toe biters, they exist in Costa Rica as well as Florida and are found in swamps.

They have large powerful beaks on their mouths that deliver painful bites, described as slamming your toe with a hammer and is worse in pain than the sting of a bullet ant, though not nearly as long lasting.

Plus, the bite injects a powerful enzyme in their saliva that burns flesh, yet causing the pain, which is also aching.

Although their bits are extremely painful, there’s no need for medical attention. - Gregory

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